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The Theosophical Society welcomes seekers belonging to any religion or to none, who are in sympathy with its Three Objects—

The Three Objects of The Theosophical Society

  1. To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour.
  2. To encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science.
  3. To investigate the unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in the human being.

The motto of the Society is There is no Religion higher than Truth. The word Religion in this statement is a translation of the Sanskrit dharma, which among other things means practice; way; virtue; teaching; law; inherent nature; religion; and that which is steadfast or firm. The word Truth in the motto is a translation of the Sanskrit satya, meaning, among other things, true, real and actual. It derives from the root sat, sometimes translated as boundless unconditioned existence.

Theosophy, from the Greek, theosophia, means divine wisdom. The word is not defined in the Constitution of the Theosophical Society, or in any official document. Members of the Society are left to discover what it is for themselves, taking as guides whatever philosophies or religions they wish.